Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Birthday

Mike put James down for a nap this afternoon. About 20 minutes later, he came wandering out (he can climb out of his crib and open his door now, which basically means my life is over) and said, “Mommy, I wake up now.” I said, “Oh, it’s time for a nap,” and he said, “Oh, man!” So, I picked him up and took him back to his room and asked him if he wanted me to sing him a song. He said yes, so I asked him which song. He said, “I wan Happy Dirsday.” So I sang Happy Birthday to James and he settled down and slept for 3 hours! Ever since his birthday last month, Happy Birthday has been his favorite song and he sings it all the time. He even sings it to the girls when we’re in the car. Genevieve thinks it’s funny and cute, but Analise gets really irritated and yells at him that it’s not her birthday. So, then he usually keeps singing it over and over to Analise. That’s the part that I think is funny.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Justin Timberlake

Last night we were watching an SNL rerun on tv. It was one where Justin Timberlake was the host and musical guest. Mike said, “Oh, this one is so funny.” So James looked over at the tv and saw Justin Timberlake performing Rock Your Body and said, “It’s Nate!” He was then running in and out of the room while it was on, but every time he saw Justin Timberlake he would say it again. “It’s Nate.”

Monday, December 15, 2008


We had our first snow of the season on Saturday. Every time we went outside, James would say, “It’s raining?” and I would say, “No, it’s snowing.” We went through this several times. Then he caught a snowflake on his hand and I said, “See, it’s snow,” and he said, “Oh! It’s raining snow!”

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sometimes it's hard to find things that are right in front of you

Mike told James to pick up his Toy Story figures. There was one left sitting on the floor right next to his foot. Mike said, “James, get that one right by your foot.” First he looked up towards the Christmas tree and the ceiling (the ceiling is exactly where Analise looks for things, too). So Mike said, “No, right next to your foot.” Then James took his shoe off and looked inside. I guess Mike should have told him to look right next to his shoe. After that, James walked around the Christmas tree and the ottoman looking for the toy and then sat down right next to it. So, then Mike had to go over and physically point to the toy for James to see where it was. James then picked up the toy and said, “Here it is Daddy!” Wow! Don’t call him Sherlock.